NPD: Source Audio Multiwave Bass Distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nunovsky, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    I had one of these a while back but sold to buy other stuff and also because I built a kit of a P&C clone that got me into the same territory.

    But now I felt the need to get a new one, because it allows much more than the P&C (which I still love because how much more organic and touch sensitive is he sweep), has the ability to blend the clean signal and allows to save 2 presets.

    And here it is back, after a horror story with the transport company, but that doesn't matter anymore.

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  2. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    I didn't want to start a new thread so I resurrected my old thread from when I got this pedal.

    I really love this pedal. It can offer so much and is its own thing. One of the sounds that I've been playing a lot lately is the octave up settings.
    I've had the Tender Octave, the TC Sub N Up and also had a POG that a friend of mine gave me for a few week to try and, although I like the sound of the octave up in these pedaks it always felt a bit artificial and sterile.
    But the octave up settings in the MWBD are awesome and sound amazing. I use it mixed with my clean signal and it just sounds the way that I love them to sound. I think I'll be using it much more with these settings. The only problem is that it's dificult to manage all the tones that I love in this with only two presets. I'm glad that Source Audio is going to solve that with the soon to come new Multiwave Distortion in the One Series format, right @rsmith601 ?
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  3. rsmith601


    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Chairman, Source Audio
    The schedule and priority of the next Multiwave is not decided. It is a bit of a high risk project.
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  4. I bought one of these recently and kinda dislike it at home. But I brought it to rehearsal last night and hoo boy, it's fantastic.

    I play in an original rock trio. The guitarist uses enough effects to choke an ox. I hadn't found a need for distortion and was using the octaver on my ZOOM MS70CDR, but really wanted an octave up option.

    Not just because of the clean blend, but also because of the quality of the distortion, I was able to get what I wanted with the Multiwave. Specifically, a distortion that doesn't cut low end, and has an octave up. I found the right mix and sound on the "Normal" setting #2. It isn't labeled as having an octave effect, but it sure does when I use it and roll back the gain on my bass. The octave sounds kinda fake, but that's to be expected.

    Yes, it's a big old honkin' pedal and doesn't fit neatly on my PTnano. But it does exactly what I wanted it to do, doesn't have any menus or hidden controls, and responds to the instrument volume and tone. For my situation, I couldn't ask for anything more.

    And yes, it's plastic, but no it's not going to crumble anytime soon. While I'm not looking to the new Ultrawave just yet. I could see one or a C4 in my future.